FoundRe opens in Wicker Park
Raun Meyn’s gallery/retail space features beautiful reclaimed frames, tables, bookshelves, cabinets or any other custom piece of history for your living room.
FRAME BY FRAME An impressive collection of rubber dinosaurs takes over a shelf built high above woodworker Raun Meyn’s gallery/retail space in Wicker Park. They’ve come along with him as he’s moved his workspace from a Garfield Park garage to a tiny art studio and now to his first 2,000-square-foot gallery/wood shop/retail store. The toys have their own history, but nothing like the custom picture frames and furniture Meyn constructs from weathered window panes, old doors and panels. Meyn cleans, treats, lacquers and protects each piece before breaking them down to construct rustically beautiful frames, tables, bookshelves, cabinets or any other custom piece of history for your living room. For framing (starting at $50), a consultation area displays 150 one-of-a-kind colored door chips, each marked with its own distinct cracks and peels. You’ll also find an array of premade frames (prices start at $24); artwork and small furniture pieces are also for sale. “Every frame is a limited edition,” Meyn says. “The stuff gets weathered to the point that the character is beyond replicating.” 2151 W Division St (773-235-3600, foundrefurnishings.com).